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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2004

    Another great book from Lynne Reid Banks

    In Broken Bridge, the reader learns about the lives of the Shelby family, which includes three generations, grandparents, parents, and children. The Shelbys are Jews living in Israel on a kibbutz. They interact with other Jews and Arabs, as well as Russian immigrants who have just recently arrived in Israel for religious freedom. The main event in the book is the death of one of the Shelby grandchildren. The story focues on the reaction of the Shelby family to the death and the search for the killers. The best feature of the book is the character development. There are many characters with good qualities and bad qualities, and some with both good and bad qualities. The descriptions of the characters make you feel like you really get to know them and understand why they do things. The story line is good too. It is realistic and very suspenseful. It holds your attentionn and you don't want to put the book down. While the overall story line is good, it was confusing in the beginning with the trip to Europe. I found this part of the story to be confusing and incomplete. Once I got through this part (the first chapter), then I enjoyed the story line much more. The author's style of alternating the settings between the Israeli and Arab perspectives in every other chapter was distracting to me. I might have enjoyed the book even more if she had blended the settings in each chapter or not alternated them so much. Overall, I would recommend Broken Bridge to anyone who want to read and learn about a family struggling to live peacefully in Israel. Broken Bridge is written by Lynne Reid Banks, who also wrote The Indian in the Cupboard. Both books have great characters and story lines. Ms. Banks is a very descriptive writer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2003

    Broken Bridge

    When I read this book all of a sudden I realized how terrible it is to go through these kinds of things every day. The book was written so well I forgot I wasn't part of their family. I tottaly recomend this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2002

    Extraordinary!

    This book is totally awesome! It included some history, action, mystery, suspense and a great story! In Broken Bridge, you can follow a 15 year-old-girl through tough times in her life with a close family member being killed and helping to catch the killers. This is an awesome book for anyone!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2000

    Broken Bridge

    Starting out with the murder of Glen, This book gives a terrifing yet real look at the lives of many jewish and arab people in Isrial . This book shows the hatred between the two, and the strugle for peace. i recomend anyone to read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2000

    Broken Bridge

    This book gives a glimpse in the lives of so many Israelis. This book proves to be a great sequal to One More River. Take my advise, read this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2000

    Riviting

    I am in tenth grade at Jackson High School and I read the book. I thought it was a great book. It makes you understand what is going on in the Middle East. It keeps you on your toes from chapter one to chapter twenty-eight. The best book I have ever read!

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